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Doug Liman

The Instigators

Road House - Trailer

Apple "Mission Implausible"

Verizon "The Reset"

U.S.A.F. Own The Sky

Nissan - All In

With a twenty pound camera balanced on his shoulder, stealing a scene on the side of a Nevada highway for an unassuming little movie that would define a decade, Doug’s directorial journey began as an indie filmmaker, shooting his own movies and writing his own rules. 

After directing and photographing the now-iconic Swingers, and following it up with the adrenaline-soaked Go, Doug quickly moved to the center of Hollywood, bringing his independent spirit to the mainstream. With The Bourne Identity, Doug forever changed the way action movies would be shot, cut and choreographed, launching one of the largest franchises in film history and reinventing the spy genre. 

Beginning with Matt Damon, Doug became a magnet for A-list collaboration, partnering with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the box office sensation Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt for the time-looping sci-fi action thriller, Edge of Tomorrow. Doug’s latest feature, Road House, reboot action brawler, stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor McGregor, and Post Malone, premiered at 2024 SXSW.  

Alongside moviemaking, Doug has established himself as a passionate and prolific commercial director. Doug’s spot for iPad, “Mission Implausible,” featuring architect Norman Foster’s iconic ring-shaped Apple headquarters as the target of a tech heist by none other than company president Tim Cook, was a creative sensation. 

Amongst Doug’s projects are the Award winning commercial “The Reset” for Verizon, and the seat-shaking, gravity-defying United States Air Force recruitment spot, “Own The Sky,” playing in movie theaters before Top Gun: Maverick. Over the years, Doug has directed campaigns for brands such as Sony Playstation, Mercedes-Benz, Levi’s, Nike, Chevy, Cadillac, Visa and Adidas.

Most recently, Doug directed Matt Damon and Casey Affleck in The Instigators for Apple Original Films/Artists Equity as two thieves who go on the run after a botched robbery, dragging along one of their therapists in the process. Liman is soon reuniting with Tom Cruise and collaborating with SpaceX to direct the first action film shot in ACTUAL outer space. An independent rebel to his core, Doug is always pushing the boundaries of how stories can be told, on our planet and beyond.